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Recommendations - Green Supply Chains: An Action Manifesto

Stuart Emmett and Vivek Sood’s book provides a clear strategic overview and actionable plan for the implementation of green supply chains. For anyone grappling with the elements required to change an organization’s supply chain strategy in a ‘green’ direction, this book is a must read.

“Having worked with Stuart Emmett on other ground breaking books, I can empathically say that this book written with Vivek Sood is another one in the same mould. This enjoyable book not only covers a topic that is critically relevant for every individual, but also provides a practical road map for a green supply chain strategy. Strongly recommended, it is a book of it time.”

—Barry Crocker, Author and MSC Program Leader, University of Salford

“After co-creating the supply chain management methodology in 1979, I have remained at the forefront of this field for the last 30 years by continually pushing the boundaries of thoughts and applications in Supply Chain Management. But, during all this time, nothing has excited me as much as our current endeavor on Green Supply Chains. It is the need of the moment, resonating in all directions. What is more important, it makes perfect commercial sense. This book by Vivek Sood and Stuart Emmett is a big step in furthering that discussion. It should be on the bookshelf of every progressive manager.”

—Dr Wolfgang Partsch, Global Supply Chain Group, Munich, Germany

“…As supply chains have become more visible to people around the world, and at the same time more global, questions about their impact on the environment and global sustainability have increased. People who care about our Planet often wonder what are the adverse impacts of transporting goods thousands of miles…goods that are often produced in manufacturing plants that are not environmentally friendly…and then packaged in what becomes waste. So, companies and governments worldwide have begun to address the questions. The authors have addressed the questions in an insightful manner. They have analyzed the supply chain processes, presented new ideas, and have backed these up with solid case examples from leading companies. The book is a must read for anyone who manages a supply chain, cares about the environment, and seeks actionable ideas for ‘going green’.”

—Gene Tyndall, Executive Vice President, Global Tompkins International

“This book treats the ‘Next Generation’ Supply Chain in a phenomenal way. It is an emerging topic, a paradigm shifting approach for companies on their radical cost saving waves, and an absolutely necessary component of the sustainability for our Planet.”

—Ahmet Yalçın Managing Partner at Stars of Europeand Chairman of the Board of the German Solar Energy company Green Enesys Group


Green Supply Chain – An Action Manifesto is written for those managers, executives and board members who want to do the right thing as they discharge their duties towards their companies. Clearly any company can reduce its carbon footprint to zero, just by taking one single action  – outsourcing every carbon producing activity to another country, or company. Yet that just sweeps the dirt under the carpet. There is a better way, and this book shows a systematic approach to do just that. 

When you buy this book from Amazon, or any of the other linked resellers, they will ship it directly to you. It will not cross our paths. To get it signed by the author, you will have to meet us at one of our live events, conferences or workshops. 

The books publishers – John Wiley have made some parts of the book available on their website. Please go their website here, and click on the READ EXCERPTS button just below the cover image of the book. 

It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental proactiveness as organizations are discovering that it makes good commercial sense.

Boards are asking the management to review their policies related to environmental norms, not only to bolster their corporate social responsibility aims, but also because consumers are asking for greener supply chains. 

It is also widely agreed that consumers will increasingly prefer to buy more and even pay more for products or services provided in an environmentally sound manner.

Green Supply Chains therefore address four interrelated areas of the supply chains: upstream, downstream, within the organization, and the connecting logistics process:

  1. Upstream activities of a manufacturing product organization include the Green Design, Green Procurement, and evaluation of suppliers ’ environmental performance. 
  2. Downstream activities usually comprise those activities related to the usage of the products till it is finally consumed. This includes any recovery and recycling opportunities after it has provided its utility and also the disposal and sale of excess stocks. 
  3. Within the organization, Green Supply Chain Management includes those activities related to Green Design, Green Packaging, and Green Production.  
  4. In logistics, activities such as just – in – time, fulfillment, lot size management, and quality management all have clear connections to environmental criteria.

You will have to contact the book publishers directly to negotiate any bulk purchase discounts. You can contact them through their website here

  1. Reading this book might  make you appear taller, slimmer or more attractive to people who appreciate finer things in life.  Benefits of Green Supply Chain are summarised in the table on page 8 in this excerpt from the book. 
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